Teacher Review For Scitable

Authentic Scientific Journal Articles for High School Students

Emily P.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I send my genetics students to Scitable to get up to date resources for their research project. In addition I use it when I am teaching students how to interpret and paraphrase scientific text. We begin with one article as a class and use strategies like text annotation and two column notes to break down its meaning. Then students learn to paraphrase and cite each source with the support of NoodleTools.com.
My Take
Many teachers struggle to find authentic scientific text that is available for free on the internet. Scitable has a massive article library which means that kids have a choice in what they read. This is an incredible resource especially for older high school students or advanced learners.